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Police link N. Ireland car bomb to 'New IRA'

Derry - Police investigating a suspected car bombing in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry said Sunday they believe dissident republican group the New IRA to be responsible.

Suspected car bomb explodes in N. Ireland

London - A suspected car bomb exploded in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Saturday, police said, with leading politicians alleging the blast was terror-related.

Dutch PM says 'no tweaks' to Brexit plan

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned British counterpart Theresa May on Friday that there could be "no tweaks" to the Brexit deal that the parliament in London rejected this week.

Spain, UK agree to let citizens vote in post-Brexit local elections

Madrid - Spain said Friday it had reached a deal with Britain allowing citizens living in both countries to keep voting in local elections as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms.

Britain's Prince Philip still driving at 97

London - Britain's lack of an upper age limit for driving was in the spotlight on Friday as 97-year-old Prince Philip recovered after being involved in an accident that flipped his car.

Oxford says no to additional Huawei funding

Bejing - Oxford University has decided to forgo further funding from Chinese tech giant Huawei as scrutiny grows in Europe over the telecom company's relationship with the Beijing government.

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, 'shocked and shaken' after crash

London - Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged "shocked and shaken" but unhurt from a car crash that rolled his Land Rover and stirred a debate in Britain Friday about old age and driving.

US officials to ask Ecuador embassy staff about Assange visitors

London - US investigators will on Friday begin to question diplomatic staff who were stationed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London during WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's years-long stay about his visitors, according to the whistleblower group.

Prince Philip unharmed after traffic accident, two injured

London - Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged unscathed after a vehicle he was driving was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people on Thursday, according to Buckingham Palace and police.

Get your act together: Key anti-Brexit campaigner tells MPs

Paris - Gina Miller may be one of Britain's most prominent anti-Brexit campaigners, but even her enemies agree with her on one point: the woeful inability of British politicians to find a way out of this mess.

EU to sanction Salisbury chemical attack suspects

Apo - The EU is to slap sanctions on two suspected Russian agents accused of carrying out a deadly nerve agent attack in the British city of Salisbury, officials told AFP Thursday.

Nervous Europe ramps up Brexit preparations

Apo - Europe is ramping up preparations for the economic blow of a possible "no deal" Brexit, fearing the political crisis in London has killed off hopes of an orderly divorce.

UK PM May refuses to rule out 'no-deal' Brexit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy after MPs rejected her EU divorce deal, and insisted she could not rule out a potentially damaging "no-deal" split.

France activates plan for no-deal Brexit: PM

Paris - The French government has activated its plans for handling the effects of a no-deal Brexit, which has become "less and less unlikely", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Thursday.

Japan's Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

London - Hitachi on Thursday froze construction of a nuclear power station in Wales due to financing difficulties, dealing a major blow to Britain's energy strategy and leaving the Japanese firm with a huge bill.

Jailed UK-Iranian mother suspends hunger strike

London - UK-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and a leading Iranian human rights activist have suspended their hunger strike after prison authorities allowed them to resume medical treatment externally, her husband said Wednesday.

Brits in Spain see glimmer of hope in UK Brexit vote drubbing

J - On the sun-drenched eastern coast of Spain where British pensioners and business-owners are uncertain for their futures as Brexit ticks closer, the crushing parliamentary defeat of Theresa May's EU divorce deal has sparked a glimmer of hope.

Britain's 'zombie PM' May staggers on

London - Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May continues her epic struggle to deliver Brexit after winning a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday.

EU's Barnier: Risk of 'no deal' has never been so high

Strasbourg - EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned Wednesday that the British parliament's overwhelming rejection of a negotiated Brexit deal increases the risk that Britain will crash out of the European Union without an agreement.

British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to win a confidence vote on Wednesday despite a crushing defeat over her Brexit deal with the EU that triggered warnings of a chaotic "no-deal" divorce.

EU urges Britain to make up its mind on Brexit

Apo - The European Union urged Britain to decide what it wants from Brexit on Tuesday, after lawmakers massively rejected a divorce deal that took two years to negotiate.

EU urges Britain to make its mind up on Brexit

Apo - European Union leaders urged Britain Tuesday to decide quickly how it will avoid a "no deal Brexit", after the British parliament rejected a hard-won withdrawal deal."I urge the United Kingdom to clarify its intentions as soon as possible.

UN to vote Wednesday on Yemen observer mission

New York - The United Nations Security Council is expected to approve on Wednesday a six-month observer mission to monitor a ceasefire in Yemen and oversee a pullback of forces, diplomats said.

United in opposition: Vote truce among Brexit rabble-rousers

London - Noisy europhiles and Brexiteers battled beneath leaden skies on Tuesday to make their voices heard outside Britain's parliament, but were united in opposition to the government's deal to be voted on later.

Singapore vows to cane Briton despite protest

Fpo - Singapore insisted Tuesday it would still cane a British man convicted of drug smuggling despite a plea from London not to proceed with the punishment.

British Jews take German path to Europe after Brexit

London - Two of British opera singer Simon Wallfisch's great-grandparents were shot in mass graves by the Nazis and another died in a concentration camp.

Brexit deal vote: UK parliament's feuding factions

London - The British parliament is split into cross-party factions over the EU divorce deal.Parliament is to finally vote Tuesday on whether to support or vote against the agreement struck between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the European Union.

British PM faces crushing defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May faces crushing defeat in a historic vote on Tuesday over the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union, leaving the world's fifth biggest economy in limbo.

Euro MPs back Brexit delay in letter to Britain

Strasbourg - More than 100 members of the European parliament have promised to back a delay to Brexit to allow voters to think again, in a letter to British citizens.

Duchess Meghan expecting baby by beginning of May

London - Prince Harry's wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex told well-wishers on Monday she was six months pregnant and was expecting her baby at the end of April or beginning of May.
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